June 5, 2023

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Members

The University of Mary Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa of Virginia, recently inducted 46 students into the chapter.  Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

Members of the Kappa Chapter of Virginia at the 2014 induction ceremony.

Members of the Kappa Chapter of Virginia at the 2014 induction ceremony.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776 and has since upheld the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression, sponsoring activities to advance the study of the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. The society invites the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities for membership.

The UMW chapter, Kappa of Virginia, selects its members based on rigorous scrutiny of students’ academic achievements as demonstrated through grade point averages.

New members of Kappa of Virginia include:

Benjamin Blalock

Kathleen E. Busch

Danielle P. DeSimone

Danielle C. DeVille

Emily M. Farnsworth

Shannan M. Feight

Elisa Fuhrken

Tabitha Glinski

Gabriella Graham

Elizabeth Green

Charlotte Hageman

Felicia Hamn

Claire Harrington

Elizabeth Henry

Phillip Hitt

Max Huemer

Alicia Izaguirre

Katherine Johnson

Eun-Mi Ju

Anna Kania*

Erin Keener

Celeste Kelly

Jared Kline

Katie Lebling

Catherine LeBouton

Emma Leheney

Daniel Lipscomb

Ellynn Loftus

Sarah R. Marzec

Paige H. R. McKinsey

Melissa Mittelman*

Jerome M. Mueller

Sidney A. Mullis

Emma C. Oestreicher

Leanna J. Papp

Lauren I. Pettengill

Robin R. Ramey

Jordan W. Reece

Hannah W. Riddle

Alexandra M. Ritter

Brittany Scites

Brittany Simmons

Kimberly Slater

Mollie E. Welty

Margaret Wilder

Kaylee L. Wilsher


About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.